Eliot Porter

Eliot Furness Porter was born on December 6, 1901 into an upperclass family and has a family of 4 other siblings. Sadly he died in the year of 1990.
He is a landscape photographer and takes photos of birds

What Eliot Porter liked to use was lots of colors or a color that would stand out. His work was in the style of Ansel Adams's "straight" photography, showing the subject in a straightforward manner, with an emphasis on tone and detail.

Eliot Porter didn't necessarily work with anyone, but he was inspired by some people for his photos. The people he was inspired by were Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz.
The camera that he first starter off with was a Kodak box camera when he was a child. In the 1940's he used the then-new Kodachrome colour film, whose slow speed required the use of large flashbulbs in order to achieve correct exposures. He worked with a cumbersome large-format camera.
When he was taking his pictures he would use a large light bulb because his camera had a slow speed. But he mostly takes pictures when it was light out so he can capture the true colors and features of the object.
Eliot was inspired by Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams.
Porter served as a director of the Sierra Club from 1965 to 1971. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1971.
What I like about Eliot Porter is that he is a landscape photographer. I like landscape photography and I also like the fact that he captures the beauty of the world and its different locations. I also like that he takes really interesting pictures of birds.
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Deja Murray


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